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Princeton's WordNet

  1. all-firedadverb

    extreme; used as an intensifier

    "why is he in such an all-fired hurry?"

  2. bloody, damn, all-firedadverb


    "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"


  1. all-firedadverb

    Extremely, inordinately, very.

  2. all-firedadjective

    Extreme, excessive.

  3. Etymology: Probably a euphemistic form of hell-fired.


  1. all-fired

    All-fired is an old-fashioned American term used as an adjective or adverb to express extreme intensity or degree. It is often used to emphasize a strong emotion, urgency or importance. It is similar in use to words like "extremely," "very," or "highly." For example, "I'm all-fired hungry" means "I'm extremely hungry."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. All-fired

    awl-fīrd′, adj. (slang) infernal.—adv. excessively. [A softening of hell-fired, U.S.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. All-fired

    An Americanism for “great”--e.g. “He came in an all-fired hurry.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of all-fired in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of all-fired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of all-fired in a Sentence

  1. Eric Hosmer:

    We still believe this team has a chance at the postseason, now were going up against teams where it matters and that kind of gets us all fired up.


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